Life has been busy and I haven't had much time to work on the bus but I am getting closer to installing my roof. I have seen a million posts of completed roofs but I want to hear about real life results. I plan on driving my bus down forest service roads, gravel roads, etc. and I want to know what methods have been successful or have failed.
I see beautiful tongue and groove ceilings, but all the twisting and bending, have the boards ever popped off? same with a thin veneer roof that is stapled to some ribs. I guess my point is I don't want to over engineer or have to come back and do something over again. Just wanted to reach out to the veterans and get real life results!
My initial plan for my roof is a veneer ceiling stapled to some 1x4 furring strips that are mounted lengthwise down the bus. prior to mounting the furring strips I will put a piece of sill tape over the rib to create a vapor bridge to cut down on condensation. What amount of width is sufficient between the ribs to secure the ceiling? 24"?
Thank you in advance for your tips!